Student Discounts – Museums, Fast Food, Apple Store & More
by Nicole Livesey
Are you in college or sending someone off to college? Unfortunately, if you are like me, money and time are probably something you don’t have a lot of.
Fortunately there are many Student Discounts that you can quickly and easily use to save money! Yay! Although, you’ll have to flash that horrible photo of you from freshman year but it’s worth it to save money and be able to do more fun things. Here is a list of some major companies that offer students discounts on stuff you may need or want. I also recommend asking any where you go if they have a student discount policy as MANY places don’t even advertise it. You’ll be surprised with how much you wind up saving in the end. Enjoy and good luck!
::Computers and Software
- Dell: Discounts at Dell will depend on each University’s affiliation.
- Apple Store: Apple Store student discounts vary. Be sure to check the current deal before making a purchase.
- Academic Superstore: The Academic Superstore offers academic software discounts for students, teachers and schools.
- JourneyEd: JourneyEd is another site that offers academic software at discounts for students. They have a wide selection of discounted electronics and computer software.
- Microsoft: Microsoft is offering 10% off and a discount price on Office 365. As with Apple these deals change make sure you check the current deal.
- Adobe: Adobe offers as much as 80% off software for students and teachers.
- Lenovo: You can get up to 35% off select computers
- Amtrak: You can get Amtrak train ticket 50% off for high school students visiting colleges. You must be traveling with an adult to take advantage of this deal.
- New Jersey Transit: If you attend college in NJ, see if your school participates in the NJ Transit University Partnership Program. If so, you can save 25% on monthly passes.
- Coach USA Buses: You can get 15% off tickets originating or going to the city on your student ID.
- Eurail: If you’re planning on studying abroad (which you should) you can get a Eurail Youth Pass and save 35%.
- STA Travel: STA Travel offers student discounts for study abroad and spring break trips.
- Rail Europe: Another European train ticket service which has varying discounts for young adults.
- Greyhound: You can save 20% on unrestricted tickets.
- Travelers Insurance: There is a standard student discount when you have at least a B average and also a “student away at school” discount for parents who have children going to school at least 100 miles away
- Esurance: Offers car insurance discounts for full-time students under 25 years of age who also maintain a B average.
- Allstate: Car insurance for up to 20% off for full-time students under 25
- Farmer’s Insurance: Full-time students under 25 with a B average can get a student discount
- State Farm: They also offer a good student discount that varies so contact your local agent
- Geico: Full- time students between ages 16-25 get 15% off car insurance with a B average
- AMC Theaters: Every Thursday AMC Theaters offers discounted tickets for students. In my area where full priced tickets are $10.50, the student price is only $7.50.
- The Art Institute of Chicago: Students looking to visit The Art Institute of Chicago can get a$50 student membership. The membership includes entry to exhibits as well as other discounts
- Broadway in Chicago: Discounted tickets are available for Broadway in Chicago shows. You can get them for as low as $14.50 each
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: If you are in the city, students can get discounted admission to Metropolitan Museum of Art. They offer $10 admission for students or $8 admission for students outside New York City, $2 for students within New York City with groups of 10 or more
- Regal Cinemas: Regal Cinemas gives up to 25% off for select shows and dates
- NYC Broadway: Many times you can buy discounted student tickets the day of the show. They sell the unsold tickets for cheap right at the box office. Ask the box office if they use a lottery system or if it is first come, first served.
- NYC Museums: As with the MET, almost all museums in NYC give student discounts
- Lincoln Center, New York: With a student ID you can get discounts at almost all Lincoln center venues including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and Lincoln Center Theater
- Cinemark: Has more than 30 theaters in 12 states. If there is one near you, they offer a general discount with an ID.
- Carnegie Hall, New York: You can get student rush tickets for $10 at the box office only
- Denver Art Museum: You can get a few dollars off admission to the museum
- Houston Ballet: $10 student rush tickets available at the box office 90 minutes before the performance begins. It may not be offered for all shows so make sure to check.
- Memphis Symphony Orchestra: You can also get student rush tickets 1 hour before the event for just $5 but regular tickets in advance for up to half price.
- New England Aquarium: This aquarium offers a small discount to students
- Madame Tussaud’s: Here you can view wax celebrities for up to 15% off.
- Skiing: check your local mountain ski companies. I bet they have some sort of student discount, most do!
- Gyms: Another place you should ask if they have a discount. Many gyms offer special student rates or even summer rates for when you’re home.
- Eastern Mountain Sports: You can get up to 20% off of jackets and sports equipment
Many restaurants will not advertise these discounts. Make sure you ask around where you go to see if they have any discounts for students.
- Burger King: 10% off- ask your local restaurant if they participate
- McDonalds: 10% off – ask your local restaurant if they participate.
- Chick-fil-A: get a free drink with purchase
- Arby’s: 10% off
- Buffalo Wild Wings: 10% off
- Dairy Queen: 10% off
- Dominos Pizza: Different discounts depending on your college location
- Kroger: 5% off at select locations
- Papa Johns: Different discounts depending on your college location
- Pizza Hut: 10-20% off depending on location
- Qdoba: $5 student burrito meals
- Chipotle: Get a free drink with purchase with your ID
- Subway: 10% off
- Waffle House: 10% off
As with the food discounts, stores will not advertise these discounts so be sure to ask at the store.
- Ann Taylor LOFT: 15% off
- Ann Taylor: 20% off
- Banana Republic: 15% of
- Charlotte Russe: 10% off
- Club Monaco: 20% off regular priced items
- J. Crew: 15% off regular priced items
- Madewell: 15% off
- The Limited: 15% off
- Ralph Lauren Rugby: 15% off
- Urban Outfitters: 10% off on select dates
- Top Shop: 10% off
- Eddie Bauer: 10% off
- Juicy Couture: 15% off
- Shoebuy.com: 10% off
- Jo-Ann Fabrics: if you register for the Jo-Ann student discount program you can get 10% off every purchase.
- Sally Beauty Supply: If you’re in beauty school you can sign up for the Sally Beauty Student Discount for discounts on pretty much everything!
- Medelita: If you’re a nursing student or a medical student you know how expensive scrubs can get, this store offers students 15% off lab coats and scrubs.
- General Motors: General Motors offers a college discount on Chevy, Buick and GMC cars
- Sam’s Club: You can get a Collegiate Annual Membership for $40 at Sam’s Club. Plus FREE $15 Sam’s Club gift card
- AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile: Will all offer student discounts if your school is a participant in their program
- Jiffy Lube: get $10 or 10% off your total bill
- Ask your local mechanic if they do student discounts, in my college town they gave up to 15% off your repair.
- Amazon: If you join Amazon Student with a student email address you get Amazon Prime shipping for free for 6 months.